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Garden Party

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By: Rick Nelson, 1972[1]


C F C F
I went to a garden party to reminisce with my old friends
C G Am F G7 C
A chance to share old memories and play our old songs again
F C F
When I got to the garden party, they all knew my name
C F Dm7 G7 C
But no one recognised me, I didn't look the same
 
Chorus
F G C F G C
But it's all right now, I learned my lesson well
F C Dm7 G7 C
You see you can't please everyone, so you've got to please yourself
 
People came from miles around, everyone was there 
Yoko brought her walrus, there was magic in the air 
And over in the corner, much to my surprise 
Mr Hughes hid in Dylan's shoes, wearing his disguise 
 
Chorus
 
I played them all the old songs, I thought that's why they came 
No one heard the music, we didn't look the same 
I said hello to "Mary Lou", she belongs to me 
When I sang a song about a honky-tonk, it was time to leave 
 
Chorus
 
Someone opened up a closet door and out stepped Johnny B Goode 
Playing guitar like a ring and a bell and looking like he should 
If you gotta play at garden parties, I wish you a lotta luck 
But if memories were all I sang, I rather drive a truck 
 
Chorus
 
F G C F G C F C Dm7 G7 C
..La, la, la.....la la la la la la

Created 2018 Aug 03 23:44

This is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this for private study, scholarship, or research.

Page last modified on 2018 Aug 03 23:44

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